Really need help! Fans on full!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ommid, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    As long as I can remember I have had this problem, both with my 3,1 and my 4,1 despite doing a fresh install on the latter.

    I have read around a lot and believe it is something to do with SSD drives in the Mac Pro and lack of temp sensor or something? I have used Crucial M4 and SSD 830 Samsung as boot drives. The drives have been in the first sled bay as well as the CD/DVD bay.

    I have tried PRAM/SMC Resets with no luck.

    I just really need help because I am going way in a day or so for quite some time and I wanted to use 'back to my mac' but don't want to leave the fan running on full while I am away!

    I never reset or sleep the computer in the fear that the fan will be on full when it boots back up.

    The only thing that helps so far as a a temporary fix is unplugging the power lead before booting, or when the computer wakes from sleep if I sleep it immediately then re-wake it it is fine but obviously can't do this from the other side of the globe!
     
  2. Phrygian macrumors regular

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    I would assume there is a way to control the fans with OS X or the terminal...


    However if you dont mind spending 10-20 bucks, and frankly i find this program to be essential anyway, istat menus allows you to control your fan speeds easily.
     
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

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    totally not normal. Check your temps and see if one is reading very high. Should never happen.
     
  4. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Temps are fine.

    I have iStat Pro and all appears well, like now the machine is running quite it is just after some/most wake-ups or boot ups
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Multiple displays, trying lowering the brightness?
     
  6. dtechlogic macrumors regular

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    Same thing with my Mac pro 5,1. Apple store just called me and left a message. They are going to replace the fan. So far i started having the Fan problem after parts replacement, Logic board, Back panel, power supply. I hope this is fix after the fan replacement.
     

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